Splashback Installation Guide

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Product; Our glass splashbacks are made from toughened glass only which complies to British Standard BS EN 12150, it will not crack from the heat of your hob as long as it is at least 50mm from the naked flame at all times. Please bear in mind that flames can travel around pans! Pans should also not touch the glass this may cause the paint or image to burn. Our glass can withstand temperatures of up to 400 degrees C.

 

Opening the product; Please open packages carefully in case the order has been damaged in transit. We advise laying the order flat on the floor and removing the tape carefully from around the sides and opening from the front. Check the order over before removing from the packaging. Our glass is packaged extremely well; however glass being glass (a fragile item) it can still be damaged in transportation - albeit very rare. If your order is damaged in any way please contact us immediately so we can resolve the issue.

 

Handling the product; The glass is very safe to handle as it will be made with highly polished edges, but as with all glass products you need to use great care when handling the products. At no point should you stand these on a hard surface i.e concrete as this will caused the splashback to shatter. 


Measuring: When measuring please allow at least a 3mm gap around the edge of the glass, this will allow for any discrepancy in your tape measure and allow for the area to be perfectly square. Once toughened, glass cannot be cut down, drilled or processed in anyway, so please measure at least twice then once more for good luck this will reduce any errors made by simple things such as not holding the tape measure straight! There is always a 2-3mm cutting tolerance when dealing with glass. Please do not fit glass splashbacks that are not toughened glass as they will crack from the heat of your hob!


Lead times: Clear/extra clear and satin splashbacks will be approx 2 weeks as the glass needs to be cut, drilled and polished to your sizes then go through the toughening process. (Unless they are a stock size in which case delivery is usually next day excluding weekends and holidays.)

Printed splashbacks, If your size is from the stock glass size list ( these are 600 x 700, 600 x 750, 700 x 700, 700 x 750, 900 x 700, 900 x 750, 1000 x 700, 1000 x 750) then allow approx 2 weeks as the image will need to be printed to your size and applied to the glass. Made to measure sizes will be approx 3-4 weeks as the glass needs to be cut, polished to your sizes and go through the toughening process before printing.

Coloured splashbacks will take approx 3-4 weeks as the glass needs to be cut, polished to your sizes and go through the toughening process. Then be sprayed to your chosen colour, it will then need to completely dry and be backed before we can send it out to you.

As soon as your order is ready we request the courier collect and delivery is then next day (excluding weekends). These lead times are approximate, sometimes albeit rare there can be delays but we do everything we can to ensure the order is processed as quickly as possible. We will not compromise on quality and if we are not happy with the order then we will notify you and remake.

 

Installation: All glass splashbacks should be installed so that no part of the glass (edges) touch any hard surfaces.

Glued Option; Painted or printed Glass splashbacks should be installed with the recommended adhesive, we advise using a low modulus silicone.(Although our glass splashbacks are foil backed to help protect the paint/print we still recommend using these products). To adhere the splashback panels to the wall;

  • First line up the panel carefully on the wall.

  • Use thin packaging / distance blocks (wood / plastic) between the glass and worktop or even a greeting card folded in half sticking out a bit these can be removed once dried (24hours min)

  • Apply the glue in lines/blobs down and across the back of the panel following the instructions on the adhesive / sealant you have chosen.

  • You will find there is enough 'give' in the adhesive to make minor positional adjustments after placing the panel in position

  • If your splashback is not resting on a surface such as a worktop then it will need to be supported by a baton for at least 24 hours whilst the silicone sets.

  • After 24hours simply remove the distance blocks, card or baton and seal perimeter with the low modulus silicone.

Screwed Option;

  • Place the splashback in position on the wall, making sure you have left the space between hard surfaces. The thickness of a greetings card folded in half will be fine, and can be removed after installation.

  • Using a pencil, make a mark in the centre of all the fixing points on the wall so that you know where to drill them. Once this is done, remove the glass and store it in a safe place (Do not rest on any hard surfaces, i.e concrete as this will caused the splashback to shatter)

  • Drill each fixing point using a suitable sized drill bit (6mm) to the required depth. Place a wall plug in each hole ready to take the screw.

  • Now, put the splashback back up to the wall. You may need the help of a friend or family member to hold it in position while you fix it. Please note that the rubber washer goes through the front of the glass, with the flat section on the face it is there to protect the glass from the metal screw.

  • Screw in each fixing screw starting left then right to hold it in position. You might be tempted to use an electric drill/driver to do this but please don't as you can risk running the screws up too tight and cracking the glass. Use a hand-held screwdriver to tighten each screw. Tighten until the screw head is sitting snugly in the hole in the glass and there is no movement.

  • Once all screws have been fixed in position, add the chrome covers to disguise the screw heads and you're done!


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are always happy to help!!

 

 
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